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France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 131v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man emerging from foliage, wearing vair lined hood, raising spoon with left hand and holding bowl with right hand; half-figure of nude youth emerging from flower, holding whirligig (?) with right hand and shield on left arm.
Text is from Psalm 102 (Vulg., 101), Seven Penitential Psalms.

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